[Snort-users] HTTP_Inspect preproc question

Jorge Cuevas jcuevas at ...14264...
Fri Jan 18 08:39:39 EST 2008

Hi all,

I am setting up my http_inspect preproc. I want to specify only one web 
server from my network, cause I want http:inspect to analyse only web 
traffic in this device, and whatever traffic sourced from my lan clients 
to web internet servers, I do not want http_inspect to generate events.

preprocessor http_inspect: global \
    iis_unicode_map unicode.map 1252

preprocessor http_inspect_server: server profile apache 
ports { 80 } oversize_dir_length 500

The problem I have is that snort doesnt start if I do not add default 
config line:

preprocessor http_inspect_server: server default \
    profile all ports { 80 } oversize_dir_length 500

Adding this line is the only way I have to launch snort, but then I get 
a lot of events from http_inspect and web traffic from my lan clients to 

My version of snort is Version 2.7.0 (Build 35). Is this a bug? Do I 
always need to include default server configuration?
Thanks in advance


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